Version v1.7.7 of confinedrv has been released. It does now not only support to blend in a partition image but also the Master Boot Record from a file in place of an existing partition (or in place of the spare space before the first partition respectively). confinedrv has also received some other updates and bug fixes. It now makes use of lockfile-create/remove from lockfile-progs and thereby is no more dependent on the meanwhiles rarely shipped lockfile utility.
On the 21st of September the European Commission will publish a proposal to its member states which would undermine even current protection against EDCs (Endocrine Disruptive Chemicals). EDCs can disrupt the hormon balance of humans and animals. This is in breach of the precautionary principle if these substances do not already have a considerable negative impact on human health. EDCs can cause infertility, foster or evoke cancer, diabetes, immune deficiency, obesity as well as signs of abnormal behaviour with children. The WHO assesses EDCs as “global threat”
petition, Germany: bund.net(environmental group in Germany)
We have created a completely new license called C-FSL v1.0 for you in order to achieve Open Source compliance and to give you a maximum of liberties and certainty of use. Almost all programs at elstel.org are now available under the new license: xchroot, confinedrv, bundsteg, [deb]checkroot, dbschemacmd, sftvdownload und vpngate-extract.
Our central SHA512SUMS.signed - list under software/ is also a novelty. It additionally allows you to verify your download with gpg (besides the possibility to make use of https + DANE).
From now on you are supplied with a new secure public key stored on a smart card. If you wanna write us an encrypted message see for Contact / Impressum. The old 4096bit RSA key may still be used offline. You should also have look at our GnuPG manual as it has been revised and supplemented by a new section.
At stop-ttip.org you may pose the MEP (Member of the European Parliament) from your country and of your party questions about CETA. The questions themselves are very informative and worth reading. CETA puts environmental, climate protection, consumer and employment rights at risk. The so called “regulative cooperation” lays down influence rights of lobbyists on politics. A “Joint Commitee” will be able to change the contract non-democratically by its own authority after it has come into force. We need to strive for making the EU-parliamentarians deny the “temporary application” of CETA!